One of the most important contributions to keeping your dog at a healthy weight is understanding how many calories your dog needs.
Most dogs need far fewer calories than we provide them because we overestimate their activity level. When you consider how active your dog is, think about whether they are truly active.
An Active Dog plays hard for 1-2 hours a day. Your dog would be a dedicated athlete.
An Extra Active Dog is an endurance athlete that spends most of the day in activity.
Be sure to check how many calories per cup of food your dog food has and then divide the number in the chart below by the number of calories per cup to determine how much to feed your dog.
In the winter months if your dog is receiving less exercise, consider trimming back by another 10%.